Decided to take out the Cuda and new GoPro setup and try out the North Fork of the St Sebastian River yesterday. Launched from the Roseland Community center off Roseland Road which puts you north of Dale Wimbrow and Donald McDonald Parks and closer to the railroad bridge which is the fastest way to the north fork.
The day was beautiful flat calm with very little wind. I launched at about 8 am. Started off using a red jig head with a Gulp 3" New Penny shrimp and landed a few lady fish and few jacks.
I paddled all the way NW to the spillway and was followed by a school of dolphin and manatees. Saw a few BIG gators sunning on the banks. Wildlife here is great to see. Manatees would pop up right next to the yak to investigate.
While at the spillway, I changed to my second rod with a mirrorlure hard bait (black silver white) and hooked into a really nice snook 30+". I thought it was a smaller tarpon as she was pulling drag on my sustain 4000. Finally got her to the boat, snapped a pic, and released her.
Only to realize that in the heat of the moment I actually stopped the recording on my gopro and basically got the hookup and that was it!! Ugh, was I pissed when I came home to watch it and I missed it on video.
I made a custom monopod that screws into my PVC rocket launcher for a great overhead angle. I also bought the wifi remote and man is that thing awesome. Works like a champ if anyone is considering buying it.
The pic doesn't do this snook justice, but I included it anyway. Hopefully next time I'll have some better footage to show.